Selwyn District Plan Review

We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation in early 2020.

Following last year’s initial public consultation on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has done a lot of targeted consultation with affected landowners and stakeholders on more detailed draft rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities.

Most of the proposed detailed policies and rules for the Proposed Plan have now been drafted and consulted on. Anyone wanting to have a further say on the future District Plan and to see the detailed draft provisions will have the opportunity when the plan is notified for formal public consultation in early 2020.


What’s next?

At this stage the draft provisions are subject to change as staff work on refining them and getting them ready for the incoming Council to endorse early next year. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020 and be fully in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in mid-2022.

In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.


We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation in early 2020.

Following last year’s initial public consultation on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has done a lot of targeted consultation with affected landowners and stakeholders on more detailed draft rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities.

Most of the proposed detailed policies and rules for the Proposed Plan have now been drafted and consulted on. Anyone wanting to have a further say on the future District Plan and to see the detailed draft provisions will have the opportunity when the plan is notified for formal public consultation in early 2020.


What’s next?

At this stage the draft provisions are subject to change as staff work on refining them and getting them ready for the incoming Council to endorse early next year. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020 and be fully in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in mid-2022.

In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.


  • Residential matter: Housing development in the residential zones

    about 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



  • Business matter: Business in small settlements

    about 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


  • District-wide matter: Outstanding landscapes

    about 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


  • Rural matter: Intensive farming

    about 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.



    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.